2,000 Members of Iron Guard Arrested in Rumania; Many Already Sentenced

More than 2,000 members of the outlawed anti-Semitic Iron Guard in Rumania have been arrested in accordance with the armistice terms imposed by the Allies, the Bucharest radio reports today. The Iron Guardists were responsible for the massacre of thousands of Jews in wide-spread pogroms beginning about 1940.

Of those arrested, some 722 have already been sentenced, the broadcast said. It added that many leaders of the group had fled to Germany, but that arrests would continue until all those remaining in the country have been apprehended.

(The New York Times reports that General Carlaontz, Rumanian Under-Secretary of the Interior, recently forbade publication in Rumanian newspapers of stories and photographs detailing the persecution and slaughter of Jews during the Antonescu regime. General Carlaontz, the dispatch adds, was responsible for the massacre of 15,000 Jews during a pogrom in Jassy in June, 1941).

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